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Monday, September 29, 2008
Martin Ortiz class of 48 recieves life-time achievement award!

The Ortiz Programs, named after Martin Ortiz (Whittier Class of 1948), seek to expand knowledge and awareness of Latino culture, language, and history though a variety of events and activities. The Ortiz Programs provide academic and career... More

Thursday, September 25, 2008
Martin Ortiz Programs Honored by Excelencia

Whittier College's Martin Ortiz Programs were recently recognized with an honorable mention for the 2008 Examples of Excelencia Award. As part of the award, the Ortiz Program's profile will be included in the 2008 edition of Excelencia in Education'... More

Monday, September 22, 2008
College Dedicates Time Capsule and Plaque in Campus Center

Leaders from Whittier College and the City of Whittier dedicated a historic plaque inscribed with a poem that John Greenleaf Whittier sent to the town and College that bear his name. The plaque, now installed in the Campus Center, was originally a... More

Monday, September 22, 2008
Edfred Shannon received an honorary Doctor of Letters from Whittier College in 1992, passed away Sunday night

Businessman and philanthropists Edfred L. Shannon, who received an honorary Doctor of Letters from Whittier College in 1992, passed away Sunday night. Mr. Shannon and his wife Ruth have been long-time supporters of the College and well-known city... More

Monday, September 8, 2008

In a virtual roundtable discussion with University Business Magazine, Vice President of Advancement Elizabeth Power Robison spoke about trends and technological advancements within her field.

Monday, September 8, 2008

The "Know Your Heritage: Hispanic College Quiz Show" series, showcasing a Whittier College Team, will air nationwide during Hispanic Heritage Month. In Los Angeles, the series will air on KABC/Channel 7 on Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, and 18 at 3:35 a.m.... More

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Look for theater Professor Gil Gonzalez in between football games this season. Professor Gonzalez stars in a light-hearted national commercial for ESPN promoting Monday Night Football.  

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Both GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama have recently made big speeches in large sports arenas. "It's a place where there is always hope," says Professor Joseph Price speaking with NPR's... More

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Campus Environment 2008: A National Report Card on Sustainability in Higher Education Trends and New Developments in College and University Leadership, Academics and Operations is a comprehensive study conducted by the National Wildlife Federation... More

Monday, September 1, 2008

California Dreaming seemed an appropriate title for Whittier College's 2008 new student orientation as sunny skies greeted all newcomers to campus. More than 450 first-year and transfer students were on site to check into their dorms, register for... More